LSO Deputy Marcus Stigall

Graduation of Laurel Sheriff's Deputy from DOCJT Academy in Richmond, Kentucky

LONDON, KY - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Sheriff John Root proudly announced the recent graduation of Deputy Marcus Stigall from the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) in Richmond, KY.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root and his command staff including Major Chuck Johnson and Capt. Robbie Grimes attended the commencement exercises. 

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Laurel County Sheriff John Root and command staff with Deputy Stigall

Deputy Stigall was selected as ”Special Class Coordinator” for his class #523 which graduated on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The graduation was held in Richmond, Kentucky, home of the DOCJT Academy. 

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Deputy Stigall receiving his DOCJT graduation certificate

The DOCJT provides entry-level and advanced individual training for approximately 9000 law enforcement personnel annually. The 20 week, 800 hour law enforcement basic training course is mandatory for all Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with police officers professional standards act of 1998.

The graduating officers represent the successful completion of a highly structured, comprehensive curriculum.

Major training areas included: patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes, and tactical responses to crisis situations.

As a result, each officer is better prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on today's law enforcement officers.

Deputy Marcus Stigall has prior service with the Laurel County Sheriff's office as a court security officer, serving since October 2019 and resides in Laurel County. He is a graduate of North Laurel High School in 2001. Marcus attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. Marcus enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family.

Congratulations Deputy Marcus Stigall!


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